From playing Non League football to being signed by one of the most talked about Football League clubs, the last few weeks have been quite something for Jasper Pattenden.

The 20-year-old joined the Chairboys in June this year from Worthing after impressing Gareth Ainsworth and Sam Grace in several training sessions.

Now a member of the club’s development team, the fresh-faced winger is hoping to make his mark at his new home, as the season opener against Burton Albion edges closer.

Speaking exclusively to the Bucks Free Press at the club's training ground on July 26, he said: “I am enjoying it and I have no bad words to say.

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“It’s not just about moving to a new club, it's also about exploring a new area.

“I’ve lived down south in Brighton for all my life and now it’s all about getting to grips with a new environment, such as not being five minutes away from the sea.

"Jumping in one of the ice baths is probably the closest I'll get to the sea from here! But I’ve settled in really well and the boys have been magic.”

One of the things the new recruit has noticed since moving to Buckinghamshire is the ‘sharpness and consistency’ in training sessions.

Transitioning to the standards and requirements of what the Football League brings compared to what the Non League offers will no doubt be a world away for the young attacking midfielder.

However, he is keen to not only adapt to a higher level of intensity but is also eager to change his style of play when necessary.

And this adaptation when crossing over that white line is something that Pattenden is excited to develop as part of his game.

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He continued: “The preparations were one of the things I thought about the most when making the move.

"You see many players make the jump from the Non League into the Football League, and some of them have even made the jump into the Premier League.

“I spoke to a few boys who I know who have done that and I think the main difference is the sharpness and the consistency.

“In training, everyone is on it and it’s all about making small tweaks to your game as it depends on who you are playing.

“You can’t play the same in every game as teams will come to us and they’ll set up a special way against you, and there are some top quality players in this league and above.

“And I know it’s not going to be easy, but I have enjoyed the challenge so far.”

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And on playing under Ainsworth, he added: “The best compliment you can have is when the manager is saying good things about you, and I really appreciate that and I think for me personally, it’s nice to hear and it drives me on.

“It’s never a case of job done once I’ve heard good comments, it’s all about bettering yourself and the team.”

Pattenden will wear the number 31 shirt, which was last worn by Adam Przybek.